Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell; Food Kellie Gerber Kelley
2 servings (serving size: 2 thighs and 2 tablespoons sauce)

These flavorful garlic-and-lime chicken thighs are a delicious way to prepare an inexpensive cut of chicken.  After the chicken is baked, it's removed from the pan, and the drippings are reduced on the stovetop to a slightly syrupy sauce that is then spooned over the thighs.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; stir in 1 tablespoon juice. Rub garlic mixture over chicken. Place chicken in a medium skillet.

Step 3

Combine 1 tablespoon juice, chicken broth, and vinegar; pour over the chicken. Place over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Wrap handle of pan with foil. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 180°.

Step 4

Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Place pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 3 minutes). Spoon over chicken. Sprinkle with cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Easy and tasty garlicky chicken

November 06, 2015
We love garlic so had to try this recipe when it came out in May 01. Whenever we have a taste for garlicky chicken, this is our go to recipe. It's easy, quick and tasty as well as good left over.

misjean's Review

June 05, 2014

virginiatexan's Review

June 01, 2014
This had a really nice flavor. I added the zest of one lime to give more lime flavor and doubled the recipe because I had extra thighs.

TranceGemini's Review

February 26, 2012

megster7123's Review

January 23, 2012
I was really excited about this dish, because I love the flavors of garlic, cumin and lime, but I was disappointed with how this turned out. The recipe is definitely off on cooking time. I had to double the baking time, the thighs were still raw on the inside after the recommended 30 minutes. The flavors were not nearly as pronounced as I would have liked. It was okay, but I probably won't make it again.

dory92064's Review

September 16, 2009
Wonderful flavor. My favorite recipe for chicken thighs. I have been making this since it appeared in the magazine. I use a pkg of 12 thighs so I triple all the ingredients. I used a food processer to make sure the garlic is finely minced so the rub really adheres to the chicken. I skip baking the chicken in the oven and do all the cooking on the stove. This never fails to impress.